cancerous can"cer*ous, a. [Cf. F. canc['e]reux] Like a cancer; having the qualities or virulence of a cancer; affected with cancer; as, a cancerous growth. ``cancerous vices'' --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] -- {Can"cer*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Can"cer*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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